Top definition. Traditionally, only royalty and aristocrats could play at dilettantism, but the type has proliferated since since mid-century prosperity in North America, Europe, and elsewhere has expanded the middle- and, especially, upper-middle class. The dilettante has reached its apotheosis in contemporary millennials, especially college-educated ones. They tend to feel alienated by corporate culture and spurned by the economic crisis, and postpone taking on family responsibility, which usually ends dilettantism, until later than previous generations. Most dilettantes eventually grow out of their dilettantism—making it a phase disease—and settle into something that provides constancy and direction to their lives. Jenna: So, what do you do? Dillon: Well, I studied business. Then I worked at a bank.
Are you satisfied with the result?
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Look up dilettante , dilettantes , or dilettantism in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. Dilettante or dilettantes may refer to: An amateur , someone with a non-professional interest A layperson , someone without formal qualifications within a specific field Dilettante album , a album by Ali Project Dilettantes album , a album by You Am I Dilettante Music , a classical music website with social networking features Dilettante Press , a now-defunct independent book publisher The Dilettantes , a San Francisco neo-psychedelic rock band The Dilettante , a French film A member of the Dilettante Society Disambiguation page providing links to topics that could be referred to by the same search term.
Sign up, it's free!
I finally feel like I can call myself a writer now, rather than writing being just something I do on the side, as a dilettante. To return to literature, it is indubitable that Anatole France is slightly acquiring the reputation of a dilettante. Well, Herr Hofrat Wilt would no longer have occasion to regard him as a dilettante. John II was a dilettante who left the government of the kingdom to his favorite, lvaro de Luna. Speaking of idlers, there is your man to the dotting of the 'i'; a dilettante raised to the nth power. I try sometimes to get up an interest in some dilettante business or other, but I just can't! Someone who is interested in the fine arts as a spectator, not as a serious practitioner. Dilettante is most often used to mean a dabbler, someone with a broad but shallow attachment to any field.
The Age of Dissonance It's dilettante camp. Okay, listen. People murmuring indistinctly Spineless, seersucking dilettante. Search result for dilettante 27 entries 0. You can